Tag: maternity

Le Tote: A fab fashion subscription service that keeps you in style, affordably | Sponsored Message

This is a sponsored message from Le Tote If you’ve got a love of fashion, but don’t necessarily have the budget to support your fabulous taste, check out Le Tote, a fashion subscription service that lets you borrow from hundreds of popular brands without the huge investment.   Sign up, then pick the clothes and accessories that best suit your style. Le Tote will curate your very own box of items, which you can even change before they ship it to you. No dressing rooms with screaming kids, no waiting in checkout lines, and definitely no laundry or dry cleaning. Just return your worn, unwashed items to...

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7 must-haves for breastfeeding moms | Baby Registry Essentials Guide

Next up in our Baby Registry Essentials Guide series, we’re excited to share 7 of our own must-haves for breastfeeding moms. And hey, just in time for National Breastfeeding Month — although of course, these are all fantastically useful gifts any month at all. We’re so happy to be able to bring you all this monthly series of essentials for new parents, thanks to our partner Gugu Guru, the brilliant online baby registry. If you’re expecting, or know someone who is, you’ll appreciate their personalized, unbiased product recos that they make based on your own lifestyle preferences and tastes, plus the expert guidance they offer along the way. Best...

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Maternity clothes you’ll want to wear even if you’re not pregnant.

Ever had that feeling of irritable jealousy when you caught your pregnant friend still rocking cute cotton dresses and jeans without expandable waists? Yep, me too. In a blink of an eye I was in clothes that made me look like I was due any moment. . . and let’s not even discuss how long I wore those saggy maternity clothes after my baby was born. I could have used some pieces from the new-to-the-US Mayarya: More than Maternity line, which has so many gorgeous outfits that are designed to work with a woman’s changing body, whether she’s expecting, nursing, or not expecting at all. Created by Japan’s Reika...

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Sponsored Message: SRC Recovery Shorts can help you get your pre-baby body back faster

This is a sponsored message from SRC Recovery  Postpartum recovery can be quite a challenge, and if you’re a new mom or about to be one, take a look at SRC Recovery Shorts. They’re recommended by healthcare providers to help speed up the healing process and get your pre-body back so you can start feeling like your old self again. The medical grade compression of the shorts is designed to hold fluid in one central place so that your body can get rid of it faster, while the abdominal support panel helps hold muscles together. Yet they’re still designed to be comfortable without restricting...

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Two nursing sports bras that will have you looking like their hot catalog models in no time. (Ha.)

Since my baby literally can’t be without me for more than 20 minutes without starting a scream-fest — I’m just that special, I guess — it means I need to be ready to feed pretty much at all times. Like, the second I arrive home from a workout. And that means I need a good nursing sports bra. It seems unfair that moms don’t have a million fantastic nursing sports bra options in this day and age, and I’ve been looking for great ones. I do wish I had more to share with  right now (I bet you and I can name several major brands that...

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Mitera maternity and nursing dresses: If you’ve got the dough, they’ve got the perfect LBDs.

Okay, I’m going to get one important thing out of the way first: The maternity and nursing clothing line I’m about to tell you about is a splurge. Like, a really big splurge. But if your best friend has the nerve to get married when you’re still nursing your baby; or say you’re pregnant and have a super-important work event for which you need a super-amazing dress that says I’m still in the game, oh colleague who’s eyeing my job; or even if you just want to gaze at the pictures of these amazing dresses and imagine yourself wearing them, then Mitera maternity and...

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Cake Maternity’s new lingerie offerings. Just in time to help moms-to-be feel sexy on Valentine’s Day too.

Valentine’s Day is, of course, my free pass to splurge on sexy lingerie. But don’t underestimate the power of lacy cotton panties to keep you feeling flirty the other 364 days of the year. We’ve been big fans of Cake Lingerie‘s beautiful lingerie made specifically for moms-to-be, and now I’m excited about their new fashion knickers packs. It’s comfortable-yet-sexy everyday underwear that you can wear during those months when you need a little extra something to make you feel fabulous, and then, long after baby is born.       This set of four very soft, very pretty cotton panties are cut low in the...

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Rental maternity clothes: the genius way to look good at holiday parties

Having three babies in the winter means I spent three Decembers struggling with whether or not I should invest in a maternity winter coat I would only wear for a month or two. Same with holiday party dresses. It was such a shame to buy clothing I knew would get such limited use. If only I’d had Borrow For Your Bump rental maternity clothes,  I’m pretty sure I would have been their best customer. Borrow for your Bump is like Rent the Runway for the pregnant set–genius for all the mamas who want to look amazing while pregnant without investing too heavily...

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A cute maternity nursing top that you might actually want to wear for your next night out

We’re always so excited to find nursing tops that are cute enough to wear beyond the confines of our bedroom. We’re also huge fans of double duty maternity/nursing tops, because who wants to invest in multiple tops that you’ll wear for such a limited amount of time? The new Taylor top from maternity label Loyal Hana looks no different than a cool top we’d wear anytime, not just a fabric vehicle that allows the boobs to escape as quickly as possible.   The Taylor top drapes in an effortlessly cool kind of way. Thanks to ultra-flattering combed cotton and discreet seams to hide the...

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A baby gift box subscription that makes the giving as wonderful as the receiving.

Whether you are looking for just the right gift to wow your favorite new parents, or if you just welcomed your own little one and know you’re worth a splurge, we’ve got A Little Bundle  is making some of the most amazing baby gift box subscriptions we’ve seen. Be prepared to swoon. A Little Bundle has been sending out gorgeously curated monthly boxes for mother-baby pairs since last August. Each box of goodies includes indie brands that we know and love, like Aden +Anais swaddlers, Soopsori wooden rattles, PlanToys eco-friendly toys, and plush toys from Maileg. Most of the baby gift boxes I’ve...

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How to drop baby weight realistically? 8 tips and tricks from a mom who’s been there.

So many new moms want to know how to drop baby weight and having gone through it myself–four times–you could say I have a few tips to offer. I felt extremely fortunate that I had a fairly easy time dropping my baby weight after my first and second kids. But then I had my third and I found myself down only 10 of the 50 pounds I had gained three months after giving birth. Fourth trimester indeed. Add in the prospect of having to wear a strapless bridesmaids dress to a wedding and I was nervous–but more determined to...

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To maternity and beyond: Fourth Love looks chic even after your 9 months are up.

The idea of a stylish maternity clothing line that still fits after your nine months are up is a relatively new thing. And a welcome one. While some creative (and super fit) moms can get away with buying their normal designer faves a few sizes up to compensate for their growing middle, it’s nice for the rest of us to find maternity clothes that actually grow–and un-grow–with your body. The new label Fourth Love enters this growing market (bad pun, I know) with a chic line that works on the way up and down. I’m skeptical at the thought of...

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Nursing for good: The Bravado Nursing Tank by Rebecca Minkoff for Baby Buggy

I love good products that help support a good cause, but I love them even more when they’re actually tied to the cause. (As in, I still question that strange fast-food fried-chicken campaign to fight breast cancer.) This is why I’m so happy to give you the first look at a beautiful new designer nursing tank by Rebecca Minkoff, to benefit one of my very favorite charities, Baby Buggy. The Bravado Designs Essential Nursing Tanks by Rebecca Minkoff  are worth a look just knowing this awesome designer is partnering with one of moms’ all-time most-loved nursing bra brands. There...

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Mama Mio’s Bootcamp for Boobs – A boob job in a box

The way I see it, with every baby I have my boobs drop a centimeter. That’s not so bad when you’re wearing a super duper mama bra, but not so great when you’re letting them hang free for those precious 15 minutes before going horizontal at night. So when desperation calls and gravity sets in, might I suggest CMP super fave Mama Mio’s new Bootcamp for Boobs? This set provides includes two of their awesome potions–Tummy Toner and Boob Tube–along with an actual three-minute exercise programme. (It’s British and fancy.) Apparently, completing this 30-day regimen will help your boobs...

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Don’t know much about teratology, but Belli does

I’m conspicuously absent from photos taken after the birth of each of my babies. I know a lot of you mamas knows what I’m talking about. But it wasn’t even my complexion and weight that were making me camera-shy; it was my lady parts–my tender c-section incision and my ravaged nipples–that were making it nearly impossible for me to crack a smile. I wish I’d known about Belli’s pregnancy and motherhood skin care lines back then. Originally created by Dr. Jason Rubin for his own wife during her pregnancy, all the ingredients go through strict teratology screening process. Yeah,...

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Because You Pushed it Real Good

Of all the unspeakables that go along with pregnancy, can we agree that hemorrhoids take the cake? Chances are if you pushed out a baby, you’ve got a few of your very own, um, badges of honor. Thanks to parent-owned  Least Likely 2 Breed (who CMP readers might remember for their awesome Bad Ass Butt Balm and other irreverently titled mama lifesavers) we shall no longer be contributing to the retirement funds of Preparation H executives. Their brand new Roid Rage is easily the classiest and flashiest ‘roid remedy out there, all sealed up in a crystal-accented tin. There’s...

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